PERSON

Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar

Name (arabic)

الحجّاج بن يوسف بن مطر

Name (translit)

Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar

Alias

Ḥajjāj
Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Maṭar
Haggag ibn Yusuf ibn Matar

Flourished

163H/780J

Lived in

Notes

He was one of the most influential translators of the late 8th/early 9th centuries in Baghdad under the reigns of the ʿAbbāsid caliphs Hārūn al‐Rashīd (d. 809) and al-Maʾmūn (d. 833). Included among his many translations from Greek into Arabic were Euclid's Elements and Ptolemy's Almagest.

Number in MAMS

34

Biography URL

ismi_id

103878

Authored Works

2 works:

References

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